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Railroad Coal Stove


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Old 04-04-2007, 10:05:29 PM
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Brooder stoves aren't very big, but you can't tuck one of them under your arm. Not the ones we used around here, anyway.
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H.B. Not EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. They needed eentsy little brooder stoves for their miniature chickens. Kevin
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Notice the lip right below the top half of your stove. What the stove was used for was to heat ironing flatirons[ often called SADIRONS] placed on the flats above your stove's centerline. The lip holds the irons in place for heating. Not really railroad unless used to iron the wrinkles out of passengers shirts overnight.
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I would say that is for a Ice Shanty, I have one about the same size, differant style but it screws to the floor so it wont roll around inside when you are moving your shanty. Rob.
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Too bad the stove can't talk. Interesting item to have in your collection
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Default Re: OT, Railroad Coal Stove

I collect, old Ice Shanty heaters/stoves, for when I get too old to handle the old engines. If that was for an Ice Shanty, it would have to a be fairly good size shanty & some of them are! The ones I have (13), put out some pretty good warmth, for thier size. Neat little stove,though!!!


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I would say that is for a Ice Shanty, I have one about the same size, differant style but it screws to the floor so it wont roll around inside when you are moving your shanty. Rob.
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Default Re: OT, Railroad Coal Stove

At my Grandmother's home there used to be a laundry house as an outbuilding and there was a small flat top stove in that building. Like in an earlier post the flat top used to keep Flatirons hot to iron cloth with.
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Default Re: OT, Railroad Coal Stove

I just viewed the photo of the stove again and I think the bottom plate was bolted to a base with legs.
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Default Re: OT, Railroad Coal Stove

I am in agreement with Paul. It is a tailors stove which was of coarse used in a tailor shop. By keeping several stoves hot and ready for use. Tailors used irons of different shapes rather than the sole plate shape of the common flat iron. I once saw a collection of sad irons and there were several different kinds as well as a stove in the collection with all the flat sides. Joe Morris
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I am in agreement with Paul. It is a tailors stove which was of coarse used in a tailor shop. By keeping several stoves hot and ready for use. Tailors used irons of different shapes rather than the sole plate shape of the common flat iron. I once saw a collection of sad irons and there were several different kinds as well as a stove in the collection with all the flat sides. Joe Morris
A little correction is in order. shold read several irons hot instead of several stoves hot. joe Morris
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